You can expect the Saints to place Jefferson on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Jefferson, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh back in May. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Raiders cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
The Saints signed Jefferson to a futures contract this past January only to cut him loose a few weeks after this year’s draft. New Orleans brought him back a few weeks ago.
During his four-year college career at LSU, Jefferson recorded 88 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, and eight pass defenses over the course of 30 games.